A Richer Dust, the epic First Symphony of the English composer Nigel Clarke (b. 1960), explores what it means to live with violence and extremism, the constant companions of human history. The work intertwines words by Malene Sheppard Skærved with Clarke’s music, weaving together ideas and images in fragments of text from both historically significant figures and voiceless, ordinary people. The dark and powerful atmosphere of the Symphony is prefaced by the bright and sassy sound of Clarke’s Magritte-inspired Mysteries of the Horizon, a concerto for cornet and wind orchestra.
Symphony No. 1, A Richer Dust, for Speaker and Wind Orchestra (2014) Text by Malene Sheppard Skærved https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0412/05.mp3
Catalogue No: TOCC0412EAN/UPC: 5060113444127Release Date: 01.07.2017Composer: Nigel Clarke Artists: H. Stephen Smith, Harmen Vanhoorne, Malene Sheppard Skærved, Middle Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble, Reed Thomas
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